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Raikou (Pokémon GO)

Raikou Pokemon GO

Raikou

#243 (Johto)

Best moveset for Raikou

The best moves for Raikou are Volt Switch and Wild Charge when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.

Offense

  Volt Switch 10.5 dps
  Wild Charge 41.5 dps

Defense

  Volt Switch 10.5 dps
  Wild Charge 41.5 dps

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Pokémon type

Electric
Vulnerable to…
Ground deals 160% damage.
Resistant to…
Steel deals 63% damage.
Electric deals 63% damage.
Flying deals 63% damage.

Evolution

Raikou currently has no evolutions in Pokémon GO.

Raikou Raid Guide

Raikou has previously been Raid Boss in Tier 5 Raids.

Raid
Tier
Boss CP
3,227
Suggested players
2-5
Boss HP
123
Caught CP range
123
Caught CP (boosted)
12 - 32
Minimum IVs
10 / 10 / 10

Standard game images

There is a very low chance that you can get a shiny Raikou, which has the following appearance:

Summary

Raikou is a legendary Electric Pokémon. It is vulnerable to Ground moves. Raikou's strongest moveset is Volt Switch & Wild Charge and it has a Max CP of 3,452.

About

"Raikou embodies the speed of lightning. The roars of this Pokémon send shock waves shuddering through the air and shake the ground as if lightning bolts had come crashing down."

Best moveset for Raikou

The best moves for Raikou are Volt Switch and Wild Charge when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.

Offense

  Volt Switch 10.5 dps
  Wild Charge 41.5 dps

Defense

  Volt Switch 10.5 dps
  Wild Charge 41.5 dps

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What counters Raikou?

Raikou is a Electric type Pokémon, which makes it weak against Ground moves.

The 5 strongest Pokémon you can use to beat Raikou are:

  • Excadrill,
  • Mamoswine,
  • Darmanitan (Galarian Zen),
  • Rhyperior,
  • Flygon.
Pokémon Quick move Main move Effective damage
Excadrill   Mud Shot   Earthquake 100%
Excadrill   Mud Shot   Drill Run 96%
Mamoswine   Mud-Slap   Bulldoze 93%
Mamoswine   Mud-Slap   Avalanche 87%
Mamoswine   Mud-Slap   Return 84%
Darmanitan (Galarian Zen)   Ice Fang   Avalanche 84%
Darmanitan (Galarian Zen)   Ice Fang   Overheat 84%
Rhyperior   Mud-Slap   Rock Wrecker 84%
Mamoswine   Mud-Slap   Stone Edge 81%
Flygon   Mud Shot   Earth Power 80%

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These moves are calculated using type advantages / disadvantages, and including STAB. Click here for more info »

Most vulnerable to Raikou

These are the Pokémon most vulnerable to the above moveset.
Pokémon Effective damage

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